I include the discussion from the Tweeters List at the end (for those ornithologically leaning).
Meanwhile, Wren could not believe the quality of the newlaid bitumen trails. He thought they were paint. He kept getting off his scooter and kneeling down to touch the ground saying "it is paint?" He didn't believe me when I said it was not and kept saying "Its paint? Its PAINT!"to himself as he scootered along.
Scooters have brought a new vocabulary to our mouths. Wren says "I am a good scooterer." I am not sure that is a word but what is better? I am a scooter rider? I am a scootee? I scoot well? None sounds as precise as scooterer so I have entered it into popular parlance by responding "Yes, you are a great scooterer."
"Amazing." Says Wren as he scoots off into the distance.
We scooted all along the waterfront from the boat launch to the bathing area. I also saw a huge flock of greater scaup on the Lake with some bufflehead and common goldeneye mixed in. We have decided to keep a family bird list for the year. Our list yesterday while scootering was:
golden crowned sparrow
Wren is back at preschool this week. Today he went in his pajamas. It is one week until cardiology clinic and I am starting to veer towards the maudlin with thoughts like:
"Poor Frost, to have a brother who is in such peril. If only he could have a normal healthy brother who would be with him his whole life." [note: Wren acts like a normal brother in all respects.]
"Maybe Wren has paler greyer poop due to liver damage which means his heart is in trouble."
We also have Wren's 3 year "well child" visit in the next week [checking] on THURSDAY and I have a mammogram this week too so we are into all things medical for a bit. I hope all are uneventful. Last year at my mammogram I was alarmed when the technician asked me if I gained weight. Apparently I needed "larger plates". I am now going for a run so as to ensure plate shrinkage this year. If my goal is reached they will be chasing me with little postage stamp plates a year from now!
On a more thrilling note, we had our first BATH in the new bathroom this weekend. It is unfinished but the cabinets have been delivered and the grouting and installation should proceed quickly this week. We all love our bath although I think we slightly overbought (in terms of size). Wren's head is barely visible over the bath rim when he sits upright in the bath and it easily fits myself, Frost and Wren in a shared bathe. I fear our water consumption will not trend in the right direction. Even Josh has been bathing!
Picture later. Run now.